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Langtang Valley is due north of Kathmandu and famous for its numerous glaciers. The area has been gazettes as a national park owing to its rich flora and fauna. The trek commences at Shyabrubensi (1,249m) which has road connection with Kathmandu. The road is along the steep slopes east of Bhote Koshi river. The first day's trek begins with a climb to Tamang village of Kangjung and then a traverse to Shyarpagaon. The trek to Ghora Tabela (3,010m) is through dense temperate forest. Beyond Ghora Tabela, forests become scarce and thorny bushes appear. Langtang village (3,350m), is a Bhotia village that raise Yaks in upper Langtang Valley. At the snout of Lirung Glacier is located Kyangjin Gompa (3,840m). Langtang Lirung (7,245m) is visible close to the north. More numerous snow peaks dominate the skyline to the east and south across the valley. Due east is Langshisa Kharga which has many grazing yaks during the summer.
One can visit Gosaikunda lake on the return route. Gosaikunda is not one but series of glacial lakes and the biggest of these attracts a large number of pilgrims during Janai Purne festival in August. The route to Gosaikunda from Langtang village turns south below Ghora Tabela by crossing the Langtang Khola. Traversing through dense forest, one arrives at Shyabru (2,194m), a Tamang village. Then there is a climb to Chandanbari (3,353m) with a gompa. The trek continues across grassy slopes to the lake side at (4,380m) is fairly steep through dense forest. The first settlements appear at Tharepati (3,486m). The track continues due south along a forested ridge and the villages around are of Tamangs. From Pati Bhanjyang (1,737m), there is a short climb through oak forest. The last pass is 2,330 meters and then to Mulkharka village. A short descent brings one down to Sundarijal where vehicles are available for Kathmandu.
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